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  • Voluntary work through UWE Bristol helps inmates in Kenya get a law degree


    Law students from UWE Bristol have helped inmates and wardens in prisons in Kenya to study for a law degree, by giving them access to course materials and providing legal tuition through a volunteer project over the summer.

  • 1831 RIOT! app to retell the story of uprising in Bristol's Queen Square


    Queen Square will once again become the scene of the 1831 reform riots, as visitors to Bristol Open Doors on 15 September put their headphones on and launch an app that retells the story of the 19th century uprising. Users will have the chance to meet the team behind the project throughout the day.

  • Giant diesel sculpture reveals what city dwellers breathe in


    A sculpture designed to make air pollution visible to the public will be on display as part of a UWE Bristol public engagement project.

    Artist Luke Jerram's Inhale sculpture depicts a diesel soot particle three million times its actual size. The 3m-high artwork commissioned by the University will make its first public appearance at the Festival of Nature in Bristol on the weekend of June 9-10.

  • Project Zulu choir returns to UK to captivate audiences and schools


    A children's choir from a township in South Africa is once again coming to the UK in May and June, thanks to Project Zulu, a UWE Bristol initiative that gives the youngsters the opportunity to perform in several schools and venues. As part of the scheme, students from the University will travel to the same township and wider region to volunteer in schools in August.

  • 20mph speed limits are effective, study finds


    A new study published today, The Bristol Twenty Miles Per Hour Limit Evaluation (BRITE) Study by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has found that 20mph speed limits lead to important reductions in average traffic speeds, and are associated with very promising improvements in road safety.

  • UWE Bristol supports Engineer Leaders Award for South West England


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and DE&S (part of the Ministry of Defence) have teamed up with Primary Engineer Programmes and kicked off the Year of Engineering by launching the South West England Region's Primary Engineer & Secondary Engineer Leaders Award, a national engineering competition for schools.

  • Biggest Pee Power urinal to date located near Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury


    PEE POWER® has been given a prime location at Glastonbury Festival just a few hundred metres from the Pyramid stage to showcase turning urine into electricity.

  • UWE Bristol's collaboration with South-West Open Youth Orchestra recognised on RPS Music Awards shortlist


    The South-West Open Youth Orchestra, with support from UWE Bristol Music Technology lecturer and composer, Dr Liz Lane has been shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Music Award for Learning and Participation.

  • UWE Bristol students develop e-commerce for community transport charity


    A team of students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have developed an e-commerce hub for the Bristol based community transport charity Social Access.

    Each year the Information Technology Management for Business course invites local charities and voluntary groups to bid for student teams to carry our work that will enhance the service they offer. The university is keen to ensure that the students are given the opportunity to work to a real client brief.

  • Student talent applauded at UWE Bristol awards


    Signing up for TV's toughest endurance challenge, painting an 80 sq. community mural and leading a successful art therapy club are just some of the successes of the finalists at this year's Celebrating UWE Talent awards.

  • Music Therapy student volunteers applauded for UWE Bristol ReVoice Choir success


    UWE Bristol ReVoice Choir, a singing group for stroke survivors with the speech and language disorder aphasia, has been hailed a success thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of student volunteers from the MA Music Therapy programme at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

  • Architecture students transform former Turkish baths


    12 UWE Bristol MArch Architecture students camped at the Making Lewes Festival for one week in order to help reopen a former Turkish baths in the centre of Lewes, and transform it into a temporary festival and exhibition venue; a showcase of community re-use. Opening the building's doors to residents of Lewes, the students worked with a range of local people in activities and making workshops.

  • 'Love Where You Live: Our House, Our Street, Our Community'


    A partnership campaign called 'Love Where You Live: Our House, Our Street, Our Community' will be running across Bristol this autumn.

    Bristol Student Community Partnerships campaign aims to welcome students to Bristol and provide those that are new, and those that are returning, to the city with essential information on settling in, getting involved and being a good neighbour. The campaign is a partnership between both Universities in Bristol and their respective Student Unions, Bristol City Council and the Police Service.

  • UWE Bristol to mark Black History Month


    Students and staff at UWE Bristol are joining the city-wide celebrations to mark Black History Month. A full programme of activities will start with an 'everyone welcome' celebration of Nigerian Independence at the UWE Student Union on 1 and 2 October, followed by a performance of theBreathing Fire Theatre Company performing at Bower Ashton on the 4 October. It will end with a marking of the Bristol Bus Boycott with the original Bristol double-decker bus on Frenchay campus the 27 and 28 October and 'The Politics of Black Leadership, Activism and Active Citizenship' at M Shed on 24 November.

  • Want free rail travel? New initiative offers complimentary GWR rail journeys to community groups in the West of England


    Low income residents from the West of England area are set to enjoy a free day out by train this summer, thanks to a new initiative led by The Centre for Transport and Society at UWE Bristol.

    Group day trips by rail to the seaside and many other popular attractions in the West of England will be even more attainable for residents of some of the region's most disadvantaged communities, through to February 2017.

    The project, 'Days Out By Train in the West of England', is funded by GWR as part of a £2.2 million communities' improvement fund launched in 2015 to support areas of real social need, and is being delivered in collaboration with the Severnside Community Rail Partnership.

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